Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Magic of Richard Salley and Jessica Jordon





At Art is You, I spent an intensive week with Richard Salley and Jessica Jordon, AKA, Rosy Revolver.  I've known Richard for years, and own several of his pieces of found object jewelry and his amazing enamel work.
His partner in art, Jessica, has added even more excitement to his work and the coalition of two amazing artists together is unparalleled.
I took the 3-Ring Circus and made a turquoise and silver ring, 3 spinner rings, and an enameled pendant! Intense but Awesome week!


Art is Fantastic!

Art is You is the premier Art Retreat in the country, now crossing the pond to Australia too! But last month, 
Stamford, Ct was the exciting venue.
Fellow artists and renowned teachers flock to create a magical experience led by the illustrious team of Salliane McClelland and Ellen Legare. Some of the highlights:

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Meta Strick, Art Doll Artist

I had the pleasure of meeting and purchasing several Art Dolls from the very talented Vermont artist, Meta Strick.
Meta was born in Ohio, and studying art at the Cleveland Art Institute, was accepted at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh where she majored and graduated with a degree in Fine Art.
Her path led to rural Vermont where she has lived for over 30 years. The woods, quiet solitude and verdant landscape became her muse.
She creates mixed media canvases, polymer jewelry and whimsical Art Dolls. Her wooden dolls are sculpted from wood blocks, adorned with paint, found objects and calligraphy quotations, designed to inspire and delight
the viewer.















Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Laguna beach Sunset

There is no other place in the world like Laguna Beach for artistic inspiration. For countless years, artists and craftsmen from around the globe have flocked there to capture the beauty of the landscape.
The inimitable coastline, dazzling sunsets, and sun-drenched canyons, have been the muse for so many who make the pilgrimage there each year.
Each year, it's unparalleled beauty continues to dazzle and astound me 
with breathless anticipation.
The sunsets provided me with my latest jewelry creation....Laguna Sunset.














Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bonjour Bistro

This Authentic Parisian bistro is a fabulous place for brunch in Dana Point, Ca. We enjoyed french toast brioche, and delightful salads.



Good Friends, Great Food, Glorious Art

There is nothing more in the makings of a perfect summer day, then reuniting with an old friend, having lunch at a charming French Bistro in Dana Point, Ca, and going to a new art gallery, the Shed.
All just minutes from the Pacific Ocean!
It was such a joy to visit with an old artist friend, reminiscing about the great times we shared taking beading, art doll, and fiber arts classes together.
Looking forward to reconnecting again next year.